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Celebrating entry-into-force

Jan 7, 2021 | News

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on Friday the 22nd of January, 2021. Around the world, our movement will celebrate this historic achievement and raise the pressure for all nations to sign and ratify the treaty. In Australia, join the events in person and online as we move forward in the campaign for Australia to join the ban.

 

The Treaty’s entry into force comes two days after Joe Biden’s inauguration as US President. The incoming Administration presents new opportunities to move forward with nuclear disarmament. Please take action by emailing your parliamentary representatives to notify them of the Treaty’s entry into force and to urge them to action by clicking the button below.

 

For a 2-page briefing paper on the impact of entry-into-force on Australia, click here.
NATIONAL EVENTS ONLINE:

NUCLEAR WEAPONS: BANNED

Join the Tom Uren Memorial Fund and Anthony Albanese MP

22nd of January at 6-7pm AEDT via zoom.

Register here.

The 22nd of January 2021 is the day the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. From this day onwards, nuclear weapons will be illegal under international law.

Speakers: the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Dr Helen Durham, Director of International Policy and Law at the International Committee of the Red Cross, Armando Vargas Araya, Ambassador of Costa Rica and Gem Romuld, Director of ICAN Australia.

Join the Tom Uren Memorial Fund to celebrate this historic day, honour the past and look ahead towards Australia’s ratification of the treaty.

Contact: Gem Romuld, 0421 955 066 / gem@icanw.org.

CELEBRATE A NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREE FUTURE

22nd of January at 9am AEST Brisbane / 10am AEDT Sydney via zoom.

Register here.

One-hour webinar hosted by WILPF, ICAN and others. Featuring former federal Senator for QLD Claire Moore, Ray Acheson (US, WILPF), Aunty Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Dimity Hawkins AM (ICAN co-founder), Bishop Philip Huggins (President of the National Council of Churches in Australia).

ADELAIDE, SA

RALLY: NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ILLEGAL

22nd of January, 11:30am

Commonwealth Parliament Offices, 100 King William St, Adelaide.

Join the march from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices down to North Terrace and King William St. We will rally at the steps of Parliament House at 1:15pm.

Speakers include Steve Georganas MP, federal Labor member for Adelaide, Mark Parnell, Parliamentary Leader of SA Greens and Dr Amanda Ruler, Vice President of the Medical Association for Pevention of War.

Contact Amanda at amanda.ruler@mapw.org.au.

BALLARAT, VIC

LET’S TALK PEACE BALLARAT

22nd of January, 1-2pm AEDT

Online via this link.

During these very disruptive times – please join us in honouring the importance of personal and universal peace.

22 January is a very significant day, as it is on this day that the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. We are also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (1921-2021 WILPF).

The forum includes:

  • A personal reflection from Indigenous Elder Al Harris, whose family members were impacted by the nuclear tests at Maralinga;
  • Short overviews by members of ICAN, WILPF & Compassionate Ballarat;
  • Guest speaker ICAN co-founder Dr Tilman Ruff AO;
  • A poem specifically written for this day by Ballarat Writers’ member performance poet Megan J Riedl.

More information is at https://m.facebook.com/LetsTalkPeaceBallarat

CANBERRA, ACT

NUCLEAR WEAPONS: BANNED!

23rd of January at 11am

Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, Nara Peace Park, Yarralumla

Join MAPW, WILPF and ICAN Australia to mark this historic moment. Speakers include His Excellency Ambassador Armando Vargas-Araya, Ambassador of Costa Rica, and Her Excellency the Hon. Dame Annette King, New Zealand High Commissioner.

Contact: Dr Sue Wareham 0407 924 152, sue.wareham@mapw.org.au

FREMANTLE, WA

HIBAKUSHA TESTIMONY

22nd of January at 3-5pm AWST (6-8pm AEDT)

City of Fremantle multi-purpose room

RSVP essential to mayor@fremantle.wa.gov.au

This testimony session will be hosted in conjunction with Mayors for Peace and Peace Boat, featuring Mr Masao Ito, a survivor of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Numbers are limited to adhere to social distancing requirements. Enquiries to mayorsforpeace@fremantle.wa.gov.au, Elizabeth PO and Adrian Glamorgan.

THE SUN SETS ON NUKES

22nd of January at 6-9pm

Kidogo Art House Bathers Beach, Fremantle

RSVP essential at https://sunsetonnukes.eventbrite.com.au

Celebration Sundowner- the sun goes down on Nukes. Celebrate with us the remarkable UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons coming into force.

With music, speakers and convivial chat, a beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean at Bathers Beach, together on Kidogo Arthouse deck. Join us, enjoy the view and company and historical moment for our precious planet’s next step towards removing the threat of nuclear weapons.

Supported by the MAPW (Medical Association for the Prevention of War), ICAN (International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons), Mayors for Peace Fremantle, and Conservation Council of WA, amongst others.

Contact: mayorsforpeace@fremantle.wa.gov.au

HOBART, TAS

COUNCIL RECEPTION

22nd of January

Hobart Town Hall

Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds will host a gathering to celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, with the support of ICAN, MAPW and WILPF Tasmania. 

Contact: lord.mayor@hobartcity.com.au

MPARNTWE / ALICE SPRINGS, NT

FILM SCREENING: “FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY”

23rd of January at 6pm

Alice Springs Cinema

The 1989 film starring Paul Newman. Hosted by the Alice Springs Peace Action Think Tank. Tickets are $15 each.

Facebook event here.

Contact: Jonathan Pilbrow at 0403 611 815 or aspatt2016@gmail.com

NAARM / MELBOURNE, VIC

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

22nd of January, 10:30am

Federation Square, Melbourne

Join the Medical Association for Prevention of War for street theatre to amputate nuclear weapons from Planet Earth. We will also visit the Health Minister’s office to provide some unsolicited medical advice: Australia must ratify the nuclear weapon ban treaty.

Wear scrubs/medical gear if you have it. Contact eo@mapw.org.au and 0431 475 465.

TREATY ENFORCEMENT SQUAD!

22nd of January, 11am

Federation Square, Melbourne

Join the Treaty Enforcement Squad to serve notices of non-compliance to violators of the nuclear weapon ban treaty, such as the Future Fund and nuclear arms producing companies. Hosted by the ACE Collective at Friends of the Earth. To join the fun, contact AC at ace@foe.org.au.

WARRANG / SYDNEY, NSW

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ILLEGAL!

22nd of January at 9-10:30am AEDT

Martin Place Amphitheatre, Sydney CBD

On the 22nd of January, the world will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Australia hasn’t yet joind the ban, so we’re bringing a 7m tall inflatable nuclear missile into the heart of Sydney to call for change. Contact australia@icanw.org or Gem on 0421 955 066.

Facebook event here.

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